Book Bundles are Back!!! Our staff will put together 3-4 children's books in a themed bundle of your choosing, accompanied by a coloring sheet, song or small activity (staff's choice). Click HERE for the request form for a book bundle.
You may request up to five (5) bundles per request. If you choose more than five, only the first five selections will be processed. Book bundles may take 3-4 days to process. You will be contacted when your bundle is ready for pick up.
Your library account number is required for this service (located on the back of your library card). If you are unable to find your account number, please contact the library at (585) 343-9550.
Book Bundles theme examples include (but are not limited to):
- Alphabet, Animals, Author
- Bears, Bedtime, Birthday, Bugs/Insects, Butterflies
- Cars, Castles, Colors, Cookbooks, Crafts, Cultures
- Dinosaurs, Earth
- Fairies, Fairytales, Fashion, Flowers, Games
- Holiday, Love
- Magic, Mermaids, Minecraft, Mo Willems, Monsters, Music, Mystery
- Origami, Pokemon
- Rainbows,Robot, Transportation
- Seek & Find, Seuss, Sharks, Space, Star Wars, Summer Fun
- Voting, Witches, Wizards
Miss Humblebee's Academy
An award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency.
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.
Tumble Book Library
Ebooks for kids.
The world in words and pictures.
Please excuse our dust as we prepare the Summer Reading Challenge for 2021 on Beanstack
Beanstack registration will be available starting June 24
All reading tracking for ages birth through 18 will be done via Beanstack
The Basics of Beanstack
Using a computer and starting on June 24th, create an account on Beanstack. Grown-Ups in Charge of Reading create an account for themselves and their young readers. Readers 13 and up may create their own account to track their own reading. Call or visit Children's Room Staff for registration help.
After account creation, download the app to your mobile device.
Use the built-in timer on the website or in the app to track reading time. Reading time can also be manually entered.
Using the app, scan the barcode of your books for easier book logging. Books can be manually entered via the app or website.
Use Beanstack's built-in book recommendation questions to start getting reading recommendations. The more books logged, the more personalized the recommendations.
Beanstack will notify readers when they have reached tracking milestones, and when to visit the library to pick up beads and brag tags.
Included in the Reading Challenge are Activities. Complete all Activity Badges for an additional prize.
All programs will be held outdoors, and all programs will be weather dependent. Watch Facebook, this space, and the website calendar for day-of weather and programming updates.
Outside performers have their own COVID-19 protocols and rules, which allow them to perform at RML. Social distancing and mask wearing will be maintained during out-of-doors performances to remain in compliance with the requirements of visiting artists.
MONDAYS (6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9): 10a All-Ages Storytime
WEDNESDAYS (6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11): 12p Lunch Bunch
Alternate THURSDAYS (7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12): 3p Middle School Fidget Trading Club
FRIDAYS (6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13): 2p Family Fun Fridays
The Library G.I.F.T. Program (Generate Imagination in Families Today) is dedicated to making new or gently used books available to children and their families in our area, and to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of early childhood literacy. Bright boxes and shelves of GIFT books are located at agencies and businesses in Batavia. Children can take a book from the shelf to bring home, read, and keep!
Want to donate or volunteer?
Donate new or gently used children’s books in drop boxes at these schools: Jackson, John Kennedy, St. Joseph Elementary and St. Paul Lutheran School or at the Richmond Memorial Library.
Want to volunteer?
Contact the Youth Services team at 585-343-9550 x 4.
GIFT PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
- Agribusiness Child Development (ABCD) at Batavia -18 Brooklyn Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
- Big Tree Glen apartments - 3727 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
- Community Action of Orleans & Genesee - 5073 Clinton Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
- Family Court Day Care - 1 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
- Five Star Bank West - 401 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
- Free Little Libraries:
3 Redfield Pkwy, Batavia, NY 14020
16 Montclair Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
136 Trumbull Pkwy, Batavia, NY 14020
113 Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
- Genesee County Dept. Social Services - 5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020
- Genesee County Mental Health - 5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020
- Genesee Glow YMCA - 209 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
- Golden Coin - 582 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
- House of Laundry - 4152 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
- Pathstone - 30 Jefferson Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
- Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care - 16 Bank St, Batavia, NY 14020
- RJ's Washroom - 200 Ellicott St, Batavia, NY 14020
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is a 60 volume set of books sent to children, in their homes, one book per month from birth to age 5, to keep, for free! The DPIL initiative is funded by the Richmond Memorial Library for residents of the Batavia City School District, and by independent local funders coordinated by the Richter Family Foundation in other parts of Genesee County. Click here to register a child or to see if DPIL is available in your area; or contact the Richter Family Foundation at email@example.com to support the initiative in other parts of Genesee County.